How to fix ‘The Disk Structure Is Corrupted and Unreadable’?

By Eunice Samson | December 14, 2018 |

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Picture this. You need to get a file that is crucial in completing your project. You instinctively click on your hard drive, but instead of seeing your files, you get an error message saying, “The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.”

In scenarios like this, it is only natural to feel concerned, especially when all your important data is stored on the affected drive. However, you should rest easy because we can teach

you how to fix the drive not accessible issue on Windows 10

. In this post, we are going to explain why this problem occurs. Moreover, we will share

how to get rid of ‘The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable’ error message.

What is ‘The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable’ error message?

As illustrated in the error message, your hard drive has an unreadable or corrupted disk structure. There are various reasons why this problem occurs. For one, it is possible that the Master File Table (MFT) of your hard drive is damaged. In some cases, the data in the drive is corrupted. It is worth noting that this is one of the most common Windows issues that can affect external HDDs, USB flash drives, SD memory cards, and other storage devices.

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How to get rid of ‘The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable’ error message

One of the easiest ways to fix your inaccessible drive is to run CHKDSK via Command Prompt. Here are the steps:

  1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key+R. Typing this combination allows you to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Now, type “cmd” (no quotes) inside the Run dialog box.
  3. Click OK to open Command Prompt.
  4. Once Command Prompt is up, run the following command:

chkdsk x:/r

Note: Replace “x” with the letter of the affected hard drive.

  1. Press Enter on your keyboard and let CHKDSK fix the damaged files and bad sectors of your hard drive partition.

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